(MEDIA GENERAL) — Looking for ways to cope with the results of the election? Or really just something to get over the whole political season? Maybe this playlist can help you out! It’s designed to get you through the wave of emotions you’re going through right now!
Sadness | Anger
A Bad Dream – Keane
You have to accept the fact that it hasn’t all been a dream. But before you do, bask in the hope that you will wake up from it very soon.
Not Ready to Make Nice – Dixie Chicks
We all have bad days. Sometimes you just need to be angry for a bit. I understand!
Everybody Hurts – R.E.M.
You aren’t alone right now. Everybody hurts at some point. Consider it a bonding exercise for people going through the same thing you are!
Who’ll Stop the Rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival
CCR asks the question you may be thinking, albeit in a proverbial sense. Side Note: CCR also has a song called “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”. Feel like they really need to make up their minds on how they feel about the rain, am I right?
You Can’t Always Get What You Want – The Rolling Stones
It’s the age old question of what you want and what you need. It’s important to remind yourself that you can’t always get what you want!
Stuck in A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of – U2
Feel like what you’re going through won’t go away? It’s just a moment my friend, and life is made up of so many of them!
If This Is It – Huey Lewis & The News
You’re basically close to accepting things, but still not quite there. For now, as you continue to work through stuff, you can at least do so with a catchy tune in your head.
Why is it so Hard – Charles Bradley, Menahan Street Band
It’s your last chance to really belt out the tough questions – or rather – let Charles Bradley ask them in his deep gravitas that adds a certain weight to any topic.
Reality Sets In
Fire and Rain – James Taylor
Now that you’ve worked through your anger and sadness you’re starting to realize that you’ve been through way worse things! It’s almost like you’ve seen fire and rain! OK, I know that was very on the nose, but you get the point!
Float On – Modest Mouse
You’re starting to feel better, right? You can now just let things happen. You just gotta roll with the punches.
REVOFEV – Kid Cudi
While it’s a very simplified meaning to the song, take Kid Cudi’s message to heart that you can’t always stress about things. Especially since his message is delivered in such a catchy way!
Meant to Live – Switchfoot
You’re meant for more than just letting the weight of the political world get you down!
Getting Back Up
Titanium (Sia) – David Guetta
Now that reality has set in, it’s time to remind yourself you can handle this! You’re tough! You’re strong! You can totally pull off that jacket even if you’re friends say you can’t!
Tubthumping – Chumbawamba
Nothing will keep you down! You get knocked down, but then you get up again, repeat, repeat, repeat…seriously there really aren’t that many lyrics in this song.
Beautiful World – Colin Hay
I know what you’re thinking – how is the former lead singer of Men at Work going to help me? First off, ouch — second off, he’s going to help you a lot! Beautiful World delivers a message of accepting what life has given you and making the most of it. See, now don’t you feel bad about questioning the man from the land down under.
Let it Be – The Beatles
You can never go wrong with The Beatles, especially when they want you to help you realize that you should just let it be after all.
Hello – Adele
Now that you’re feeling confident again it’s time to realize that it’s not you, it’s them! Adele can always hit the spot in this situation — seriously, this playlist was almost all completely Adele — and you would have totally been cool with it and you know it!
All Will Be Well – Gabe Dixon Band
And never forget, “All will be well. Even after all the promises you’ve broken to yourself. All will be well. You can ask me how but only time will tell.”